Career Development Programs

Through programming and reinvestment in our students, the Career Services Office helps law students explore employment options, pursue opportunities anywhere their interests take them, and become highly competitive and polished candidates for those jobs.

Overview

Legal Career Options Day

Nearly 100 representatives from employers across the region come to KU Law each fall to meet the 1L class during Legal Career Options Day.

Employers represent every possible career — from firms big and small, to state and federal agencies, to nonprofits and corporations. They are here to help you expand your horizons and understand the array of career options available with a KU Law degree. You will get to make connections that could lead to summer and post-graduate employment.

Public Interest and Government Agency Fair

Supporting careers in public service is a priority for the CSO. This program is designed especially for students dedicated to, or interested in, public sector work. Attorneys from various public service and government organizations join us in Green Hall during our spring on-campus interview program. This gives students another chance to connect with potential employers and learn more about the rewards and challenges of working in the public interest.

Public Interest Stipend Program

Through the generous support of the Bond family, Bradley family, the Bremyer Fund and the Public Interest Law Student Fund, KU Law offers stipends to help students offset the expenses incurred when they take legal positions that will provide 240+ hours of work.

Travel Stipends

Wherever your career goals lead you, the CSO is here to offer support. Our travel stipend program can assist with the cost of traveling to distant interviews and career fairs, including Equal Justice Works, Lavender Law, and the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, to name a few.

Credential Stipends

Some career paths require additional expertise, on top of a law degree. The CSO can assist in covering the cost of preparing for and taking certification exams. Some examples are data privacy certifications, CPA and CFP licenses, and project management courses.

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Upcoming career events

Contact the Career Services Office

Heather Spielmaker, Assistant Dean of Career Services
hspielmaker@ku.edu
785-864-9257

Stacey Blakeman, Director of Career Services
staceyblakeman@ku.edu
785-864-0239

Meredith Wiggins, Assistant Director of Career Services
meredith.wiggins@ku.edu
785-864-4377

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